Harley-Davidson Recalls Certain Softail Motorcycles For Potential Lighting Defect

The Motor Company has issued a safety recall for late-model Softails. READ MORE to see what bikes are affected...

The following report is filed with the NHTSA:

Report Receipt Date: November 12, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V725000
Component(s): Exterior lighting
Potential Number of Units Affected: n/a
Manufacturer: Harley-Davidson Motor Company

Harley-Davidson has issued a recall for certain 2014-15 FLS Softail Slim motorcycles for possible turn signal lighting malfunction.

THE RECALL: Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 FLS Softail motorcycles manufactured from March 25, 2013 to October 2, 2014. The affected vehicles may have been manufactured without lamp-outage detection for the front turn signals. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: Without the turn signal lamp outage indicator, the rider may not be aware that a front turn signal is not working. And without working front turn signals, there is an increased risk of a crash.

THE FIX: Harley-Davidson will notify owners, and dealers will correct the body control module software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2014. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson customer service at 1-800-258-2464. Harley-Davidson's number for this recall is 0618.

MORE RECALL INFORMATION: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to safercar.gov .

Harley-Davidson has issued a recall for certain 2014-15 FLS Softail Slim motorcycles for possible turn signal lighting malfunction.